HPHR Fellow Priya Vedula Reflects on Her Experiences with Attending Medical School Online During the Pandemic
. I imagined my first year full of scrubs, white coats, dissections, late nights at the library, and lots of new friends. Unfortunately, these experiences were not in the cards for many of us entering our first year of medical school in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.
Our student group partners with local nursing students to provide a range of services to individuals who receive free hot meals from a local non-profit. We set up tents and tables in the patio area where we check vitals, take blood glucose readings, care for wounds, and provide hygiene items such as masks, hand sanitizers, and sunscreen.
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While it seems that most authorities are heading in the direction of mandates, there are many that are pushing back.
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The health of a democracy is intricately tied to the health of the community and voting rights must be viewed as a public health issue. Since 1988, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine), has called upon public health professionals to advocate for conditions that directly affect the health of people, including voting
“We don’t need more moments of silence to honor the memory of those who have been killed. We need to honor their memory by preventing a need for such moments.”
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